"In an unusual move that may alter the contemporary dance landscape in New York, the boards of Dance Theater Workshop and the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company voted unanimously Wednesday to merge their organizations, forming a combination producing and presenting entity to be called New York Live Arts." New York Times 12/02/10 Click here … Continue reading Bill T. Jones Co. Merges With NYC’s Dance Theater Workshop
"Jones draws on a range of techniques, including African dance, American modern and postmodern dance, and ballet, but an important formative influence was contact improvisation, a form of partner-work that enables people of different heights, weights and strengths to interact." The Guardian (UK) 11/09/10 Click here to read the entire article.
Congratulations to Denzel Washington and Viola Davis, winning the Tony Award for Best Leading Actor and Actress in a Play. Fences, which Washington and Davis starred in, also won Best Revival of a Play. There were also several winners for the musical Fela!, the true story of the legendary Nigerian musician Fela Kuti. Bill T. … Continue reading Tony Awards
I (I meaning Leslie Houin, intern at the Black Film Center/Archive who manages this blog) saw the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company's wonderful performance Fondly Do We Hope... Fervently Do We Pray in February at the Indiana University Auditorium. I would like to encourage others to see a performance of Fondly Do We Hope. … Continue reading Fondly Do We Hope… Fervently Do We Pray — Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company